The Pakistani nation is proud of its heroes who offered their lives in Siachen and protected the geographical boundaries of our country.
To pay tribute to their courage and sacrifices, an event was hosted by Bardasht at Quaid-i-Azam Hall, F-9 park on Saturday evening, according to a press release issued by the civil society organisation.
Panelists Tanveer Ahmed Khan, Lt. Gen (retd) Talat Masood, Brig. Rasheed Ali Malik, Fahd Hussain, Marya Sultan and Faisal Mushtaq discussed various dimensions of the Siachen war and unanimously voiced that a solution can only be reached through negotiation and dialogue between India and Pakistan.
They talked of challenges related to withdrawal of troops, as suggested by some quarters after the Gayari tragedy and observed that the policy shift cannot be unilateral.
Parents of Abdur Razzak Shaheed graced the occasion as chief guests.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2012.